Yes, but a "semi-one", I write applications only for use inside my company,
and in my free time (if there is any) I try to make up a useful job for
such devices i bought in a moment of weakness, eg this ones I bought
one year ago and the day before yesterday I started dealing with it...
Yes, you are right the eVB IDE is a old one, but it is a good match to the
win ce on the netbook.
I was looking for a compiler, and found at first NSBasic which works for the
machine but the dialect of the language is a bit strange...
so I switched to embedded Visual Tools and tried at first a project
that consists only of an empty window.
To my surprise win ce refused installing the cab file ("this application is not
for use with this os" - I dont know the exact message because mine is in german..)
Now i found out that the trick is, to set the processor-signature
of the *.000 file in the cab to 0 (http://www.cabextract.org.uk/wince_cab_format/).
The original signature is "2577" (0x0A11) what is ok for ARM's, but anyhow it seems that the guys composing the os tried to make
it difficult installing new software (I dont know)...
--How I had done this, is another story...--
I have two Allfine PC703, one with and one without wifi, and on both machines
the VB-programs can be started after reboot, so I dont have to do any hack
in the registry, I have heared that the os restores its basic values on reboot
but I have never recognised such behaviour !
When you put all files necessary for *.vb in the \windows directory than you
can start the program anywhere on the machine so I cant reproduce what you mean...